As Australia's largest economic partners, there are many business and career opportunities relating to the study of Japanese, Korean and Mandarin:
The Asian region is a huge export market for beef, wool and wheat. Basic acquaintance with elements of etiquette and language can help to develop business relationships in Australian and overseas markets.
The nearest major urban centres of Brisbane and the Gold Coast offer many careers where knowledge of Japanese, Korean and Mandarin are an advantage. These include real estate, tourism, hospitality, banking and finance.
For students who decide to go further in their language studies in Years 9-12, there are many fascinating careers around the world in foreign affairs, health creative and entertainment industries, military and security services, translating, linguistics and, of course -- teaching!